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Peter D. Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies in Sanford School and Bass Fellow and Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy

Peter D. Feaver
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Office Phone:  (919) 660-4331
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Web Page:   https://duke.box.com/s/kqpbxvhfmyk5h6yol5dqydq726g2sz3q

Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • POLSCI 160D.001, INTRO TO IR: SEC, PEACE & CONF Synopsis
    White 107, TuTh 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
  • POLSCI 160D.01D, INTRO TO IR: SEC, PEACE & CONF Synopsis
    Gross Hall 105, Th 03:20 PM-04:10 PM
  • POLSCI 160D.02D, INTRO TO IR: SEC, PEACE & CONF Synopsis
    Carr 136, Th 04:55 PM-05:45 PM
  • POLSCI 160D.03D, INTRO TO IR: SEC, PEACE & CONF Synopsis
    East Duke 204A, F 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
  • POLSCI 160D.04D, INTRO TO IR: SEC, PEACE & CONF Synopsis
    East Duke 204A, F 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Office Hours:

Monday 9:00-10:00,
Wednesday 10:00-11:00 & by appointment
Education:

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1990
A.M., Harvard University, 1986
B.A., Lehigh University, 1983
Specialties:

International Relations
Security, Peace, & Conflict
Research Interests: Security Studies, Civil-Military Relations and Nuclear Weapons

Peter D. Feaver (Ph.D., Harvard, 1990) is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University. He is Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS) and also Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy (AGS). From June 2005 to July 2007, Feaver was on leave to be Special Advisor for Strategic Planning and Institutional Reform on the National Security Council Staff at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy, regional strategy reviews, and other political-military issues. Feaver is author of Armed Servants: Agency, Oversight, and Civil-Military Relations (Harvard Press, 2003) and of Guarding the Guardians: Civilian Control of Nuclear Weapons in the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992). He is co-author, with Christopher Gelpi and Jason Reifler, of Paying the Human Costs of War (Princeton University Press, 2009), co-author, with Susan Wasiolek and Anne Crossman, of Getting the Most Out of College (Ten Speed Press, 2008), and co-author, with Christopher Gelpi, of Choosing Your Battles: American Civil-Military Relations and the Use of Force (Princeton University Press, 2004). He is co-editor, with Richard H. Kohn, of Soldiers and Civilians: The Civil-Military Gap and American National Security (MIT Press, 2001). He has published numerous other monographs, scholarly articles, book chapters, and policy pieces on American foreign policy, public opinion, nuclear proliferation, civil-military relations, information warfare, and U.S. national security. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group and blogs at shadow.foreignpolicy.com. In 1993-94, Feaver served as Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council at the White House where his responsibilities included the national security strategy review, counterproliferation policy, regional nuclear arms control, and other defense policy issues.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Brands, H; Feaver, P, Was the Rise of ISIS Inevitable?, Survival, vol. 59 no. 3 (May, 2017), pp. 7-54 [doi] .
  2. Feaver, P, Civil–Military Relations and Policy: A Sampling of a New Wave of Scholarship, Journal of Strategic Studies, vol. 40 no. 1-2 (January, 2017), pp. 325-342 [doi] .
  3. Feaver, PD, Resign in Protest? A Cure Worse Than Most Diseases, Armed Forces & Society, vol. 43 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp. 29-40 [doi] .
  4. Brands, H; Feaver, P, Stress-Testing American Grand Strategy, Survival, vol. 58 no. 6 (November, 2016), pp. 93-120 [doi] .
  5. Feaver, P; Inboden, W, Looking forward through the past: The role of history in bush white house national security policymaking, in The Power of the Past: History and Statecraft (January, 2016), pp. 253-280 .

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